The Day of the Unconquered Sun – About Time – 7

Well, I took a break from this blog. During this time I got several new insights into the topic I have been working upon i.e. time. Around a week ago I was watching this movie on Star Movies; “Angels and Demons” a sentence from Tom Hanks caught my attention, it was as far as I remember related to “Unconquered Sun.” (by the way the movie is excellent and at par with the earlier movie in this series – The Da Vinci Code.)

Let me quote something from Dan Brown’s book Angels and Demons on which this movie is based:

A young man dozing in back sat up with a start. “What! Me?”
Langdon pointed to a Renaissance art poster on the wall. “Who is that man kneeling before God?”
“Um… some saint?”
“Brilliant. And how do you know he’s a saint?”
“He’s got a halo?”
“Excellent, and does that golden halo remind you of anything?”
Hitzrot broke into a smile. “Yeah! Those Egyptian things we studied last term. Those… um… sun disks!
“Thank you, Hitzrot. Go back to sleep.” Langdon turned back to the class. “Halos, like much of Christian symbology, were borrowed from the ancient Egyptian religion of sun worship. Christianity is filled with examples of sun worship.”
“Excuse me?” the girl in the front said. “I go to Church all the time, and I don’t see much sun worshipping going on!”
“Really? What do you celebrate on December twenty-fifth?”
“Christmas. The birth of Jesus Christ.”
“And yet according to the Bible, Christ was born in March, so what are we doing celebrating in late December?”
Langdon smiles. “December twenty-fifth, my friends, is the ancient pagan holiday of sol invictusUnconquered Sun – coinciding with the winter solstice. Its that wonderful time of year when the sun returns, and the days start getting longer.”
Langdon took another bite of apple.
“Conquering religions,” he continued, “often adopt existing holidays to make conversion less shocking. It’s called transmutation. It helpes people acclimatize to the new faith. Worshipers keep the same holy dates, pray in the same sacred locations, use a similar symbology… and they simply substitute a different god.

The Reality of Christmas

I then searched internet what is December 25th? It can be anything BUT the birthday of Christ. It seems to be more concerned with Sun worship. I request you; don’t take my words for granted. Do some research and come up with your own conclusion…

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